noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from entreprendre to undertake, from entre- inter- + prendre to take — more at prize Date: 15th century 1. a project or undertaking that is especially difficult, complicated, or risky 2. readiness to engage in daring or difficult action ; initiative <
showed great enterprise in dealing with the crisis
3. a. a unit of economic organization or activity; especially a business organization b. a systematic purposeful activity <
agriculture is the main economic enterprise among these people

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